Category Archives: fabric

The Last Few Weeks

What an eventful few weeks it has been. My hubby returned. I wrote quite a bit. I finished some custom items, and finished several other projects. We ventured to Washington D.C. to see the cherry blossoms, when my sister-in-law visited … Continue reading

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The Sound of Music Dress

Some of you may recall a post that I wrote about The Sound of Music last summer (See it here, if you’d like). At the end of the post, I made a remark about the possibility of a future dress … Continue reading

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Make-Up Pouch Tutorial and Vintage Patterns

Here is the process for the make-up pouch I made for Christmas gifts. Materials: fabric, lining, 6” zipper Create a pattern according to the measurements you’d like. I wanted these pouches to be wider on the bottom than on the … Continue reading

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Teal or Burgundy/Magenta?

Where did this month go? At the start of the month, I was very optimistic about all of the projects I would get done. Now October is half over and I haven’t even made a scratch in my to-do list, … Continue reading

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Grey Gardens Dress and Triangle Trail Dress

There are two dresses in this post. So, be sure to keep reading to see the second. 🙂 The first dress was inspired by another dress. I had this picture of a dress from ModCloth saved to my desktop. It … Continue reading

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Blushing Bookworm Dress

Since fall is a comin’—albeit, slowly—it’s now time for me to start creating season appropriate attire. So, remember this “Princess Leia” dress from last Tuesday? Let’s revisit it… You may be asking, is a pastel (especially pastel pink) OK for … Continue reading

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DIY Kitchen Curtains

After searching fruitlessly for some curtains for my kitchen window that would (1) fit properly, and (2) look like I wanted, I recently convinced myself to make them. I don’t particularly enjoy making things for the house—like blankets, curtains and … Continue reading

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